On Vancouver Island, the trend of hammocking has exploded. People come in large groups and will hang hammocks off anything, anywhere, at any time. These hammocks are very reasonably priced and easy to find. The best part about it, you get to hang with friends, relax and get outdoors. What could be better?
I recently got a hammock for my birthday and had to go try it out. A friend and I set our hammocks up over top of one another at Nanaimo’s Neck Point Park. The area overlooking the bay in the back of the park is a hot spot for hammockers. Within half an hour of being there, we had three other people join us in their hammocks.
Most trends are not all they are cracked up to be… but let me tell ya… after about five minutes I was so relaxed I was about to fall asleep (as you can see, I was ready to fall asleep in that picture).
I loved this evening activity so much that I bought a double hammock for my boyfriend’s birthday. This hammock was large enough that we could hang in it together, and this time, we really did nap. We chose an afternoon on Parksville’s Little Mountain to hang. If you bring a few snacks and a drink, it is the perfect little date. Not to mention, these hammocks are super light, transportable and can be brought along on any adventure, whether it’s camping, hiking or a road trip.
Our Double Hammock: Amazon Double Hammock
Tip: Spend the extra money and get a hammock with the loop tree straps. This makes set up much faster and convenient.